DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/15/2008    Duedate: 08/28/2008

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VOICES IN MY HEAD
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5404) [16-4-2,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FEAR OF THE DARK               LINK
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           VOLTRON FORCE (578)
(51-5375) [15-12-1,123]        (51-5440) [2-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FEAR OF THE DARK               GARANH
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5375) [15-12-1,123]        (51-5384) [13-17-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAISING R'LYEH (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        54
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         33      RAISING R'LYEH (573)
3. VOLTRON FORCE (578)         18      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (569)             -13
                                       VOLTRON FORCE (578)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*VOLTRON FORCE (578)        3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      8  2 1
 2/ 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      85  59 11 59.0   2/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  8 1
 3/ 2 SEA DOGS (569)            16  17  0 48.5   3/ 3 SEA DOGS (569)            4  6 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      655 743 21 46.9   4/ 4*VOLTRON FORCE (578)       3  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 603): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): BLUE MOON of RUN AND HYDE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): DANTE FURIOSO of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): SALLI VOSS of MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 491): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 224): IMMACULATECONCEPTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 603): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 491): DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 224): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 606): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): MARV JR of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): RIREMA of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TRICORUS to see 
what's new.  Like, DARK HORSEMEN had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by RAISING R'LYEH!  Way to go RAISING R'LYEH!  MVP award for HASARCH?  DARK 
HORSEMEN's proud of him after beating DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and getting 23 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  CARGO's match with UP FROM THE SEA cost him a loss of 7 
points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome VOICES IN MY HEAD.  Aren't RAISING R'LYEH proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  DARK HORSEMEN was the most avoided team.  Is a 655-743-21 record 
really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are RAISING R'LYEH?  DARK HORSEMEN, 
an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  
Like, is CARGO popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of TRICORUS!  
He's got a 2-3-0, is that good?  Some fights are really unfair.  How do you think 
VARGOI feels about being challenged by FEAR OF THE DARK, 30 points above him?  Is 
this how RAISING R'LYEH advances, by having their members (FEAR OF THE DARK) fight 
people that are really below them (VARGOI)?  COLOROUTOFSPACE must not be a good 
enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged KALMBARGH.  15 is a big 
difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought COLOROUTOFSPACE showed great 
skill and promise when he dispatched KALMBARGH.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What a bummer!  KALMBARGH got wasted by COLOROUTOFSPACE!  But with a 
9-12-0, I guess DARK HORSEMEN aren't too bummed.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all 
you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  TRICORUS is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404       16   4  2   119       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375        15  12  1   123       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 BILGE RAT 5334               12   3  0    93       SEA DOGS (569)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARANH 5384                  13  17  0    82       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 VARGOI 5400                  13  12  0    80       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383         14  11  4    66       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414        13   8  1    66       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UP FROM THE SEA 5431          5   1  0    50       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 HASARCH 5444                  3   0  1    50       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARGO 5335                    2   3  0    33       SEA DOGS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINK 5440                     2   0  0    21       VOLTRON FORCE (578)
 BARNACLE 5451                 1   0  0    16       SEA DOGS (569)
 PEBBLES 5441                  1   1  0     8       VOLTRON FORCE (578)
 POWDER MONKEY 5435            1   1  0     8       SEA DOGS (569)
 GOB 5436                      0   2  0     6       SEA DOGS (569)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DANGEROUS CRIMIN        0  0 0                      HASARCH 5444          492  NONE
KALMBARGH 5415          9 12 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383  492   
SARALAI 5405           13  8 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    FEAR OF THE DARK 5375 489   
SIGH 5450               0  1 0 RAISING R'LYEH 573   PRIEST OF KARN        492  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bilge Rat -- You could have taught me something, you rat! -- Garanh

That tired old Convicted Assassin.  He's got a long gray beard, even. -- Vargoi

Is this Fratsfa Slave truly representative of Fratsfans? -- Tialvai Graywind

Cargo -- I think we should ship you to some distant port. -- Kalmbargh
P.S.  The more distant, the better!

Huh, the Embezzling Scribe is studying to be a mime.  He says, well, he signs that it
should improve his fighting.  Sounds like a crock to me, but what do I know? --
Hasarch

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
            alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
            Announcement made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until a Gift Certificate is received.
                   No EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
                   the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified
                   by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
                   aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate
                   disqualification from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In other
                   words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of
                   the Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your scoring
                   will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before
                   scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
                   Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
                   the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
                   and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions
                   will be final.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the

            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
            alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIGH was butchered by PRIEST OF KARN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FEAR OF THE DARK devastated VARGOI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
UP FROM THE SEA demolished CARGO in a 3 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
COLOROUTOFSPACE butchered KALMBARGH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
POWDER MONKEY was demolished by LINK in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
GOB was luckily beaten by PEBBLES in a 1 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
BILGE RAT was devastated by VOICES IN MY HEAD in a 1 minute Title competition.
GARANH handily defeated KUNG FU MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
TIALVAI GRAYWIND vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HASARCH slaughtered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BARNACLE overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  2      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 492 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404     16   4  2  119 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
STRIKING ATTACK  FEAR OF THE DARK 5375      15  12  1  123 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   BILGE RAT 5334             12   3  0   93 SEA DOGS (569)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                13  12  0   80 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383       14  11  4   66 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
WALL OF STEEL    TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414      13   8  1   66 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FEAR OF THE DARK 5375.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was GARANH 5384.  The ten other most popular fighters were FEAR OF THE DARK 
5375, LINK 5440, UP FROM THE SEA 5431, VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404, BARNACLE 5451, 
COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, HASARCH 5444, SIGH 5450, and GOB 5436.

The least popular fighter this week was POWDER MONKEY 5435.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CARGO 5335, BILGE RAT 5334, KALMBARGH 5415, VARGOI 5400, 
PEBBLES 5441, GOB 5436, SIGH 5450, HASARCH 5444, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, and 
COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VOICES IN MY HEAD (51-5404) RAISING R'LYEH (573)
FEAR OF THE DARK (51-5375) RAISING R'LYEH (573)